Even after a decade of use, dental implants have a remarkable success rate of up to 95%. That said, a little maintenance goes a long way with dental implants and implant appliances. Fortunately, Dr. Fawzi Hijazi and his talented team make dental implant maintenance and care relatively easy through our in-house implant restoration services at San Antonio Smile Pros.
For the most part, taking care of implant-anchored restorations is as simple as taking care of your teeth. Regular general dentistry visits, daily brushing and flossing, and being reasonably gentle with dental implants can increase the lifespan of the implant itself and the prosthetic.
While dental implants themselves have a strong reputation for being long-lasting, it’s not uncommon for the crown to chip, crack, or entirely fall off. When this happens, we suggest scheduling an appointment at San Antonio Smile Pros as soon as possible (before the problem worsens).
Implant restoration services depend on which part of the implant warrants repair. For example, if the artificial tooth (dental crown) is cracked or damaged, we can easily replace it without addressing the embedded dental implant (post). Often, we can examine the problem and repair it without needing to remove the crown. This is the fastest and least invasive way to restore dental implants.
If you have a loose dental implant crown or it totally falls out, bring it with you to our Hildebrand Ave. dental implant center. If you need a new dental crown, our in-office dental lab can fabricate a new crown with our world-class milling machine and carefully attach it to your existing dental implant abutment (connecting piece).
Although incredibly rare, if your dental implant indeed fails, oral surgery is necessary to remove and correct it. If you deal with this circumstance, Dr. Hijazi can discuss the various treatment options in further detail at your initial consultation at San Antonio Smile Pros.
For practical, convenient restorations and the best dental implants in San Antonio, TX, schedule an appointment with the San Antonio Smile Pros dental implants and dentures specialists